Valerie Craig painting on location

Plein air enthusiast Valerie Craig just opened an exhibition of 60 paintings, 40 of which were created outdoors on location. Find out more about Craig and the exhibition of her work.

“Bridge Motif,” by Valerie Craig, oil, 6 x 8 in. Courtesy Newman & Saunders Galleries, Wayne, PA

“Golden Fields,” by Valerie Craig

“I am never happier than when out in the field painting, no matter what the weather,” says Pennsylvania artist Valerie Craig. “I enjoy working even when there is snow, heavy fog, or rain. In fact, I often find that foul weather can bring out the most evocative atmosphere and a wonderful sense of mystery about the landscape, and I especially enjoy scenes in the early morning or very late afternoon.”

“Outbound,” by Valerie Craig

“Winter Sojourn,” by Valerie Craig, oil, 11 x 14 in.

The subjects depicted in the paintings on exhibition at the Newman & Saunders Galleries in Wayne, Pennsylvania, include scenes around Philadelphia, in rural Chester County, in marshes and along waterways on the eastern shore of Maryland, and at locations observed during Craig’s travels. Some of the paintings were created during a workshop she taught in Ireland. The exhibition will remain on view through January 5, 2013. For more information, visit or


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